Boxer Hussein Ishaiash has been chosen as the athlete to carry the Jordan flag at the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night. The young fighter turns 21 on Saturday and has become a household name in Jordan after qualifying for the Games by winning a bronze medal at the tough Asian qualifiers in April. He was understandably delighted after being delivered the news. “What a huge honour this is,” said Ishaiash. “It will be one of the proudest moments of my life and I am extremely humbled to have been chosen.” The Opening Ceremony is expected to be watched by in excess of two billion people across the world. The Olympics Games will welcome over 10,000 athletes from 204 countries, with Jordan set to begin its competition on Sunday when 17-year-old swimmer Khader Baqlah competes in the 200m freestyle.
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